The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have given their approval for the T20I series against West Indies in Florida. The T20I series will have two matches which will be played on August 27 and 28 at Central Broward Regional Park, Fort Lauderdale in Florida, USA.
BCCI’s official twitter account confirmed the announcement:
NEWS: #TeamIndia to play two T20Is against West Indies on August 27 and 28 in USA #INDvWI #T20I pic.twitter.com/VlUiHElMPS
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 2, 2016
“As part of our continuous efforts to reach out to new markets and audiences, I am very happy to announce that Team India will play two T20Is against the current world champions West Indies in the United States,” Anurag Thakur, the BCCI president said in a statement released on Tuesday.
“This will be a great opportunity for the cricket fans in America to watch the two champion sides in action. This will be developed into an annual cricketing event in the United States,” he added.
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“This will be a great initiative in our continued efforts to develop cricket in the Americas (North and South America) a very important market,” said Whycliffe Dave Cameron,West Indies Cricket Board President.
Team India is currently playing the Test series against West Indies. India have already won 1 Test in the four-match series. In 2nd test, After thrashing the WI for just 196 runs, Indian team have added a huge score 500 runs. The test series will end on August 22. Last time when India faced West Indies in T20I’s, India lost to West Indies in the semi-final of T20 World Cup.